For the 20th episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba welcome special guest Asli Pelit to the show. Asli's a Turkish TV presenter who was at La Bombonera to see Boca Juniors beat River Plate 2-0 in Sunday's superclásico, and as well as giving us her impressions of that game, she also... Continue Reading →

Clausura: Boca see off River, & Lanús peg back Vélez (video)

Sunday's biggest match in Argentina saw Martín Palermo a goal from a brilliant header in his final superclásico, and Boca Juniors win 2-0 aided by an uncharacteristic error from River Plate goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo in La Bombonera. Sunday's most important match for the title race saw Lanús come out on top of a five-goal... Continue Reading →

The 2011 Torneo Clausura superclásico is almost upon us. Long-term HEGS readers will be aware I normally do a live update post here during the game. This time, though, I'm changing things slightly. Posting to the blog is more time-consuming and means readers have to continually refresh the page, so instead this time I'm going to do... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausura: round 14 fixtures

The fourteenth round of the the 2011 Torneo Clausura has arrived, and that, of course, means it's superclásico time. Don't forget the Hand Of Pod preview episode. There are nine other games taking place this weekend though - or rather eight. Colón vs Huracán was supposed to be going on as I type, but has... Continue Reading →

In the nineteenth episode of Hand Of Pod, me, Dan, Seba and Dan greet a couple of special guests to preview this Sunday's superclásico in La Bombonera. Samuel (no, not Sam) is our tamed River Plate fan, and the four of us try to keep him from attacking Boca Juniors fan Ariel. The team discuss... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod episode 2

In the second episode of Hand Of Pod, I rejoin Dan and Dan to discuss last week's superclásico and Argentina's Lionel Messi-inspired win over Brazil. Last week's River Plate-supporting guest Gerardo is back to give us his take on both. We also look at the race for the league title, and the Copa Libertadores qualification... Continue Reading →

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